Rita M. McGlone M.S.S., M.L.S.P

Executive Director, Professional and Organizational Development

Rita is the Executive Director of Professional and Organizational Development at the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS), University of Pennsylvania. As part of the School’s division of liberal and professional studies, she is responsible for generating new business opportunities, employer engagement, and extending the reach of Penn’s educational assets to broader audiences. Rita provides strategic direction to the division through her role on the senior team, and is adept at leveraging the skills and research of faculty in the design of innovative programs that enhance professional and organizational growth. She has been at Penn for 24 years, holding a variety of senior leadership positions. She spent 16 years as a senior director for Wharton Executive Education where she served on the executive committee, oversaw multiple business units, spearheaded corporate ventures for social impact, consulted with global organizations, and designed customized educational solutions to complex organizational issues.

Before coming to Penn, Rita managed a small consulting business which supported non-profit organizations through leadership transitions. Her education includes participation in executive education programs at both Harvard and Wharton and two master’s degrees—one in Law and Social Policy and one in Social Work from Bryn Mawr College. Rita has served in leadership positions on several local and national non-profit boards. She resides in Philadelphia in a multi-generational household that includes her partner of over 30 years, their two daughters, and her elderly parents. 

Professional & Organizational Development

3624 Market Street, Suite 5W, Philadelphia, PA 19104
E-MAIL: Penn-Pod@sas.upenn.edu
PHONE: (215) 746-8100

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